Adobe InDesign Interface Introduction – Ep5/13 [Adobe InDesign For Beginners]

In this tutorial I will be doing a brief overview of the Adobe Indesign Interface and recommending a practical and useful workspace setup.


Toggle the visibility of the workspace: Press ‘Shift’

Toggle between ‘Preview  Mode’ and ‘Normal Mode’: Press ‘W’

Toggle visibility of composition rulers: Press [Mac] ‘cmd R’  [PC] ‘ctrl R’

Selection Tool: Press ‘V’

Direct Selection Tool: Press ‘A’

Move Around The Composition Area: Press and hold space bar on keyboard and click and drag

Type Tool: Press ‘T’



This video is part of a 13 part course:


00 – Adobe Indesign For Beginners – Tutorial Overview & Breakdown


01 – Preparation For Adobe Indesign Projects

02 – Photoshop Action / Image Processing In Adobe Bridge – Changing Colour Profiles

03 – Creating a Scamp, Designing For Your Composition

04 – Document SetUp In Adobe Indesign

06 – The Links Panel In Adobe Indesign


07 – Laying Out Frame Box’s / Build Composition Structure In Adobe Indesign

08 – Managing / Formatting Text & Tables in Adobe Indesign

09 – Placing Images Into Adobe Indesign

10 – Modifying Indesign Images In Photoshop & Illustrator.

11 – Objects In Adobe Indesign


12 – Export to PDF In Adobe Indesign

13 – Preflight In Adobe Indesign



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leejisu0202 says:

Thanks for your videos. They are so useful and your explanation is so kind.

Craig Riches says:

I am using CC 2015 and my panel icons don’t change from grey to coloured when i hover over with my mouse like yours do in the video. Is this something that only happened in CS5?

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Daniela Fusillo says:

Amazing job, THANK YOU!

Visionary Lifestyle says:

Great explanation, but I’m already stuck.  When I edit to adjust the # of pages, columns, margins etc, then press ok, the outline/page does not appear. I still have a blank page. Any advice for troubleshooting this? 

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Delia Craciun says:

you are awesome! been looking for someone to explain me some stuff, and I got all the answers from you! Thank you!

S. Buehner says:

I’ve been taking a class on Indesign and have been totally lost.  I’m on your video 5 and have learned more and understand more than the several weeks I’ve been in class.  Thank you for posting these videos and making them easy to follow. 

Rafael Altamirano says:

Extremely useful information!  Great delivery!

Eujin Wong says:

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Elania Rodriguez says:

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Sessensical says:

Not just for beginners. It’s a perfect refresher course for someone like me. I once knew this stuff, but I hadn’t used InDesign for so many years that I’d gotten very rusty — and suddenly I have a project that needs it. I remembered only just enough to feel very intimidated. Now the light goes on: “Oh, yeahhhh… right, I remember. THAT’S how it works!”

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Anonymous says:

Hint: “Tab” is for panelhiding, not “Shift”
Great tutorial

Markel Arregi says:

Awesome tutorial

StoneCold316 says:

This is so complicated

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